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Presentations in the Cultures and Knowledge Workshop Series range across historical and disciplinary boundaries, and provide a major component of SIFK's inquiry into the process of knowledge formation and transmittal from antiquity to the present day. SIFK faculty, postdocs, fellows and guests present research-in-progress for real-time feedback from a broadly cross-disciplinary community of scholars. Presentations take the form of a 45-minute presentation followed by a lively 25 minute discussion, and are open to all members of the University of Chicago community.
Noon-1:20 PM via Zoom
Please see the events calendar https://sifk.uchicago.edu/events/category/15/Workshops/ to register.
Monday, November 1
Of Types and Trees: Evolutionary Thought, Ancient DNA and Research on the Human Past
Monday, November 15
The Dog Years: A History of Beagle Science
Monday, November 29
Fact Culture: Polling and the Politics of Objectivity
Will Virtual Doctors Care for Future Astronauts? The Promise and Perils of AI in Space Medicine
September 26, 2021By Jordan Bimm and Giacomo Cetorelli
How Jeff Bezos’ Space Launch Today Will Change Aerospace History
July 21, 2021With millions watching the meticulously stage-managed suborbital spaceflights by Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin, it’s tempting to conjure the image of a new space race between rival companies.
Four Things on Formations: Yan Slobodkin
June 10, 2021After a year and change of nonstop zooms and minimal meatspace working and socializing, the first book I reached for when I finished my last remote class of the quarter was The Twittering Machine...
Manufactured Uncertainty and the Media History of Risk
May 13, 2021A blog post issued by Oak Ridge Associated Universities documents an event in 1945 when x-ray photographers first felt the impacts of continental nuclear testing, even if they didn’t recognize...
Four Things on Formations: Alex Campolo
May 10, 2021A round-up of thought-provoking things from Alex Campolo, postdoctoral fellow at SIFK.
Who Unearths the Past?: On the Work of The Dig
February 09, 2021Joe Stadolnik watches The Dig, and sheds light on an obscure excavator of the past unlikely to inspire a Netflix movie
Covid-19 and the Long History of Racially Maldistributed Mortality
May 26, 2020Alexander Mazzaferro investigates America's long history of racial disparity and its impact on the nation's COVID-19 response.
Knowing Uncertainty: How Science Fiction Helps us Make Sense of the Pandemic
May 04, 2020Anastasia Klimchynskaya draws parallels between Sci-Fi and our current world to show how literature can help us understand COVID-19 and our uncertain future.
In Search of Plagues Past
April 27, 2020Margaret Carlyle looks to past pandemics to gain insight on COVID-19.
Using Quantitative Models to Guide Policy Amid COVID-19 Uncertainty
April 24, 2020Nobel Laureate and SIFK Faculty Member Lars Peter Hansen shares his thoughts on the global pandemic and using quantitative models to guide policy amid COVID-19 uncertainty
The Limits of Empathy
April 20, 2020Yan Slobodkin explores the space between empathy and justice.
Flattening the Curve: Visualization and Pandemic Knowledge
April 01, 2020SIFK Postdoc Alex Campolo breaks down how we look at pandemics like COVID-19